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More than 30 different cruise ships per year
40 years of partnership with Costa Crociere
75 years PORT OF KIEL
More than 190 cruise calls per year
More than 250 calls of AIDA Cruises
More than 300 calls of MSC Cruises
2,500th call in July 2016
More than 800,000 cruise passengers in Kiel every year
Most important German turnaround port for TUI Cruises

Kiel – Perfect Starting Point

Right in the middle

Graphic of the different cruise ports

PORT OF KIEL is a perfect homeport for 7-day itineraries or more to the Baltic Sea or to Norwegian Fjords with many must-see ports in close distance. The beautiful one-hour initial journey through the Kiel Fjord is the first stage of an array of exciting routes, for example to Denmark, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Russia.

KIEL is close to
Copenhagen, Warnemünde,
Aarhus, Sassnitz, Bornholm, ...

Kiel – Close to

You need more than Kiel? Situated in the heart of the most beautiful state of the world Schleswig-Holstein our port offers numerous places of interest for tourists as well as world natural and world cultural heritages:

Graphic of the distances from Kiel
Map: Mutabor; Addons: PORT OF KIEL, KSK Media

What is the maximum travel time you accept for an excursion? (One-way)

Result of a passenger survey. Kiel.

Graphic about travel times

Picture: Kiel-Marketing


5 minutes walking:
120,000 sqm of shopping in the historic centre,
20 of Kiel's exclusive shops

10 minutes by coach:
Shopping-quarter "Holtenauer"

30 minutes by coach:
Designer outlet centre Neumünster

Plön Castle
Picture: Tourismus-Agentur Schleswig-Holstein

Castles & Lakes

40 minutes by coach:
Residence-castle of Gottorf

50 minutes by coach:
Castle of Eutin

40 minutes by coach:
Castle of Plön

Museum in Molfsee


15 minutes by coach:
Open-air museum about former
German country life (Molfsee)

40 minutes by coach:
Haithabu: Vikings get alive

Wadden Sea
Picture: Tourismus-Agentur Schleswig-Holstein

UNESCO World Heritage

1 hours by coach:
Cultural Lübeck

1 hour 30 minutes by coach:
Natural Wadden Sea

40 minutes by coach:
Cultural Haithabu

40 minutes by coach::
Cultural Danewerk

Whale skeleton
Picture: Tourismus-Agentur Schleswig-Holstein


Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival: every year more than 120,000 visitors attend about 200 different concerts in over 40 selected and outstanding locations such as castles or dochyards.

Walking distance:
8 different museums -
urban, cultural and science
e.g. the 14 metre long whale skeleton

Kiel Christmas market
Picture: Kiel-Marketing


5 minutes walking:
Biggest Chrstmas market of Schleswig-Holstein

Cruise terminal Ostseekai:
Ice-Festival: 750 m2 of ice skating area

30 minutes by coach:
Christmas markets in Schleswig-Holstein

Fireworks at the end of Kiel Week
Picture: Kiel-Marketing, K. Steigüber

Kiel Week

Last full week in June
walking distance:

The world's largest sailing event,
3.5 million visitors,
4,000 sailors from 42 different nationalities,
2,000 events, concerts, etc.,
windjammer parade on Saturday of the second weekend,
huge fireworks on Sunday of the second weekend